Angel Beats!

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?

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xenovalium xenovalium says...

Both have a fantastic kuudere character. The story is basically about the story of the characters life.. Some thing may not possible to happen but both still worth to watch.. People who do love a genre of "slice of life" is a must to watch this anime

TheFung TheFung says...

Both anime series consist of romance and a mix of comedy.  The main character in both series are portaryed as the "normal" character that finds other''s actions to be odd.

Winterborn Winterborn says...

These are two incredibly beautiful stories that have you emotionally moved throughout the entire show. Though Angel Beats has less Romance than Sakurasou, they are both very strong Dramas that never mention filler (ever, seriously) and fill in all the blanks with well done comedy and adventure. They start a little light hearted with some comedy and happy backstory but get into the thicker story fairly quickly. Both of them also take place in their own little worlds (be it figurative or not) so you get very comfortable with the setting. Angel Beats is my number one favorite anime of all time, and Sakurasou is right there with it. Both of them are absolute must watches for any Drama or Romance fan.

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these animes feature very likable casts amidst a sea of quirky comedy and impactful melodrama that will tug at the heartstrings. Each cast of characters struggles to come to terms with who they are and treats each other like family, with Angel Beats centering around death and Sakurasou around jealousy and perseverence. If one of these animes endeared you, the other will as well.

Theloneyanimist Theloneyanimist says...

OKAY YES both of these anime are real they have emotion flying out at you, you get to know the characters in a short amount of time at least in angel beats, Sakursou has more plot development. although both are comedy and sad anime Sakurasou made me cry at the end while it was more focused around the comedy yet they both had the real life situations of failure and sadness. like others have been saying main character is normal and both have a beautiful amazing kuudere. Both will capture your heart if you are a crier. if you are a crier, you'll die at these. at least i did. Anyway i LOVE them and i hope you enjoy

Death Parade

Death Parade

After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at the Queen Decim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim. He challenges them to the Death Game, wherein they wager their lives and reveal their true natures. Decim himself is the ultimate arbitrator of who wins and who loses, who lives and who dies.

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zorlop zorlop says...

Both of these animes operate on a different plane of existence. Making us all think what really happens after we die. Both are great series' and have a terrific ending

Riruri Riruri says...

Both of these anime have the same life after death concept. Although Death Parade is a little bit darker than Angel Beats they are both pretty sad anime.

LemonInator LemonInator says...

Similar background, following the life after death and tackles the different problems when it comes to death and going to Heaven or to Hell. Both anime have a touching ending and are filled with loveable characters that you will easily get attached to.

TallyCrow TallyCrow says...

Death is the main subject with both of these Anime. 

Although Death Parade does it in a darker twisted away while Angel beats does it in a more comedic way.

Both of them bring out emotions you never thought you had with dramatic, intense storylines and memories from the characters. 

I loved seeing both versions of the afterlife from the Anime and I really loved both equally. 

NikorasuX NikorasuX says...

Both stories follow the concept of the transition between death and the afterlife. Although Death Parade is a darker anime, both animes present characters with very touching backstories that are developed throughout the series.

Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories

After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation due to his father’s connections. SAI Corporation is known for its production and management of androids that possessed human emotions called Giftia. Tsukasa’s position is in the terminal service department where the main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration, a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who is never given any responsibility other than serving tea to co-workers.

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isurugimio isurugimio says...

- Both have a kuudere loli who isn't normal

- Both have a male lead who is a newbie and a nice guy

- Both have a certain organization the main characters are apart of

- Both have certain supernatural/sci-fi elements

- Both have a sort of way to "not exist" that isn't really dying (Plamemo has "retrievals" and Angel Beats has "disappearing")

- Both have tearjerkers

The two protagonists (both male and female) from both series are a lot alike. The art style is very similar also. Most importantly though, both are very emotionally grabbing, even being similar in how and why they are emotionally grabbing.

L337LYC4N L337LYC4N says...

Story feels very similar between the two. Has a very "bittersweet" feeling to it, and I love it. If you've seen Angle Beats!, watch Plastic Memories, and viceversa.

ThunderFoXdk ThunderFoXdk says...

They both have the same feel. Angel Beats has more action over it. but the feel in both animes will get to you. 

Neukris Neukris says...

Both have shitty (sad/depressing) ending that will most likely make you cry.

Otherwise both of it is 5/5.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both series are rollercoasters of emotions.  They have plenty of comedic moments, but they also have plenty of sad/tragic moments.  While the settings and plots of the two series are different, I think if you like one you will like the other.  Just make sure you have plenty of tissues ready when you watch either of these series (because you will cry).

Kanon (2006)

Kanon (2006)

It's been seven years since Yuuichi Aizawa returned to the city he once lived in as a child. Though many things happened to Yuuichi in his past, he can only remember bits and pieces. His parents left Yuuichi in the care of Akiko once again, and this time, he will attend the same school as his cousin Nayuki. Many different girls appear before him, and some of them seem to know him from his past. Yuuichi must now recover his memories of the dark secrets that he erased from his heart, before he loses his precious ones.

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zelos zelos says...

Kanon and AB are the only series where i cry, i never saw something so emotional in years, you cry you laugh you feel love for the characters 

CrimsonSunShine CrimsonSunShine says...

Angel Beats! and Kanon (2006) are very similar, in that they both deal with tragedies in one's life, which often results in tear jerking scenes. They have many differences, but the characters in each are very complex and lovable and the way the plot progresses is handled in the same manner. They also both have a rather nice animation style, if you ask me! I recommend any fan of one, to watch the other!

nerdbird nerdbird says...

Angel Beats! and Kanon (2006) are really quite similar in ways many more than one. Both shows deal with the protagonist, a boy in highschool, who lose their memory. And you just follow them as they remember and learn so much and how the people that they knoe fit into the story. They are both excellent shows.

Bvision Bvision says...

This masterpiece (Angel Beats!) has all right to join the Key animation bundle being Clannad, Air & Kanon (2006). And the tear jerking magic they produce. On top of all that they added something extra this time, some comedy and action.

Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

Both of these shows have tsundere leads, though it takes Yuri longer to soften. There's laughter along the way, adorable moments, and moments when it looks like everything will fall apart. Still no matter how hard Toradora! tries to convince you it's only funny or Angel Beats! that it's only serious, there's a gooey center in each of these shows that left me with a smile. :)

rusty0 rusty0 says...

Hefty dose of comedy and romance. Both, for most of their runtime, are feel good animes, even if angel beats! has some very sad moments.

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

Angel Beats! and Toradora! are two heartwarming and hilarious shows with a unique and lovable cast of characters and amazing plots. If you liked one of these shows, you will most definitely enjoy the other

cjdcoy cjdcoy says...

the two of em' are talking about a wonderful relationship between two students. Story is verry good, and they both have a nice screnery